|By Business Wire||
|May 5, 2014 12:28 PM EDT||
Synthesio, the global social media monitoring leader, today announces the expansion of their Worldwide sales team with the hiring of Chris Halvorsen as VP of Sales for North America.
In his new role, Chris will be responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all sales activities in North and Latin America, including planning, organizing, staffing and training.
With over 20 years of sales experience for technology-based startups, Chris joins Synthesio from Pontiflex where was the Chief Sales Officer. In this role, he built the sales organization from scratch to a team of 15 that grew revenues from zero to over $50 million during his 6-year tenure. Prior to Pontiflex, Chris was VP of Partner Marketing at Orbitz where he led a new team from zero to $35 million in revenue in 4 years.
This hire comes amidst a period of tremendous growth and accolades for Synthesio. In addition to closing a $20 million round of funding in March, the hiring of Leah Pope, VP of Global Marketing, Dan McKinnon as VP of Sales, UK and the signing of several global clients, Synthesio also earned the highest score of all Enterprise Listening Platforms in the recent Forrester Wave™ Report, helping to reinforce the company’s place as a leader in the social intelligence industry.
“We are thrilled that Chris has joined our team at such an exciting time for Synthesio,” said Loic Moisand, co-founder and CEO of Synthesio. “His experience leading sales teams on a global scale is exactly what we need to expand our global sales presence and achieve our next level of growth.”
Synthesio is an award-winning, global social intelligence company helping the world’s leading brands and agencies listen to, understand and engage with consumers worldwide. By delivering social media data of the highest quality within 200 countries and 50+ languages, brands receive crucial insights into their market’s opinions, wants and needs. Founded in 2006, Synthesio has offices in New York, Paris, London, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.synthesio.com.